Silver-stripe round herring

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Silver-stripe round herring
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Clupeiformes
Family: Clupeidae
Genus: Spratelloides
Species: S. gracilis
Binomial name
Spratelloides gracilis
(Temminck & Schlegel, 1846)

The silver-stripe round herring or slender sprat (Spratelloides gracilis) is a small herring-like forage fish.[1]

They are small fish used as fishing bait, especially in skipjack tuna-fishing. It is valued as food in Japan, where it is known as kibinago. These can be eaten raw, as sashimi, or cooked, as whitebait.[2]

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